Not a bad hotel. I read reviews before booking a room so my expectations were not high. It was not bad. We stayed in a king suite, exterior room. The room itself was quite large with plenty of space. It was older inside with stains on floor, seats on chair, etc... however bed was clean, bathroom clean. Perfect location to USC and gamecock stadium, Vista, Fivepoints. Plenty of parking. Staff was great and restaurant on site had great food, reasonably priced. Bartender was very pleasant. Cookies decent too. I would not be afraid to try again and perhaps ask for Tower rooms based on reviews-main entrance of hotel looked more updated. There are definately better places in town to stay however if busy weekend with not much availability, don't be afraid to try this one. If staying in exterior room, definately stay in courtyard suite style room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Carolina University Inn located in the heart of Downtown Columbia. Travelers of all needs can take advantage of our one of a kind property located in the business, financial, and entertainment district of downtown Columbia. Unique local restaurants, boutique shopping, and exciting night life are all located within a one mile radius. The brand new USC Law School opening in Fall of 2017 is just across the street from the hotel's front door and a short walk from where you can discover everything the University of South Carolina campus has to offer. We take great pride in our Gamecocks here in Columbia. Williams Brice Stadium is a short 2.9 mile drive where you will experience college football here in Gamecock Country! Breathtaking views of the South Carolina State House are blocks away on Gervais Street. The South Carolina State Museum and Museum of Art are conveniently located downtown offering a taste of our local culture. Take the family on a delightful educational adventure to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden or the Edventure Children's Museum, both located within 5 miles of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Columbia
- Clarion Columbia
- Columbia Clarion